I contacted the manufacturer and was told this is a high density vinyl and fabric weave. It will definitely withstand outdoor weather conditions, can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Mildew and mold resistant, they have never had a complaint about this or heard of anyone having issues with mildew.
Coolaroo 454333...bought 2 of these 8'x6' and 10'x6' for west facing picture windows...just received and installed 2 days ago but so far I am very happy with them.Picture shows chain cord, but like others,mine came with crank handle, you do need to crank them both up and down. So far I am plesed with this sytem.If you need a longer crank it is available on coolaroos website along with many other parts. Came by freight carrier and arrived in great condition. Install was easy, probably 1/2 hr each one. I did need my wife to hold one end up while i attached the other(they are not heavy)...The quality looks good. i am guessing the material will hold up well. Had canvas awnings for 20 yrs before. the new roller shades cover much more than they did and still let light thru( i got almond color) but block the suns rays and heat.ATG had good prices, free ship, I would not hesitate to order from them again.
Purchased 2 of these to block the sun from shining in the front entrance. Works beautifully. The mechanical crank operation is much superior to the "pull string" type shades. Quality material, should last.
Easy to assemble with the help of one extra man to make it faster. You need a special grinder to open the hard cardboard tube that its in. Comes with nice pretty long tool to roll shade up and down when you want. Easy with the roller tool. I like it. Keeps room cooler.
Installation is very easy,I mounted it my self,with help of a step ladder.mounting instruction is easy to follow. My size is 8 ft x 6 ft,the window is 64"x64" I select a large unit ,it covers a big section of the wall around the window. The bigger shaded wall is help the A.C. to run with longer intervals,saving on the electric bill. All windows cover by shading ,the change is noticeable. I happy with the product,the price,the easy mounting. I can recomend the Coolaroo brand.
This product works beautifully. Looks great too. It does take a while to crank. The same product with a beaded chain would be perfect. As is, still worth the money. I plan on buying several more for a covered porch does a good job blocking the Texas sun, keeps it. Noticeably cooler.